Book traces fate of Cold War defectors who went the 'wrong way'
Sprint queen returns to action in Glasgow after shattering tainted record in London
Danny Boyle's triumphant Olympic opening ceremony has been hailed as one of the most inspiring TV moments of all time second only to the moon landing, according to an audience survey.
Indians did not actually say – as Viv Richards once did after India had beaten the West Indies on an underprepared track in Chennai – "come home and we'll show you". But it was implied after MS Dhoni's men lost the series in England 4-0 last year. Well, England have come, and it is India who are being shown up. It might be too early to write India off in the Kolkata Test, but if the England players take time out to check the price of champagne here, it is understandable.
The old border crossing from East to West, now a tacky tourist trap, is polarising opinion – over its suitability for a museum site
Planning for a soccer equivalent to cricket's IPL has proved difficult, despite the game's popularity, says Andrew Buncombe in Delhi
The appeal of property in Germany's premier city is outstripping London and Paris
Christa Wolf was one of the most important contemporary German authors: an East German writer whose popularity spanned both German states; a constant critic of the socialist regime, who chose not abandon the larger socialist project. "I loved this country," she said of the German Democratic Republic, to her contemporary and friend Günter Grass, after it ceased to exist. She was a member of what she called a "broken generation": one that grew up under the shadow of Nazism and experienced the foundation of the GDR as the promise of a truly humane society, but then also lived to see it fail.
Stasi chief held file revealing East German premier's Nazi links
On 20 August 1961, East German soldiers suddenly began work on a project that would become the most potent symbol of the divisions of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall.
A computer game that casts players as guards who can shoot and kill people trying to flee across the former heavily fortified border between East and West Germany and the Berlin Wall has attracted a huge following and caused the internet server offering online versions to partially collapse.
Residents of an exclusive neighbourhood are rebuilding parts of the Communists' most notorious structure
Twenty years ago the fall of the Berlin Wall ended the division of Germany. But the first taste of freedom happened 100 miles away at Checkpoint Alpha...
The 9 November marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an extraordinary event which unified Germany following more than 40 years of division.
As Leipzig froze in fear at Communist threats to crush the 1989 revolution, one man gave his compatriots the courage to fight on
Today Germany celebrates 19 years of reunification, but for Egon Krenz the fall of the Iron Curtain was the end of a dream